Keywords: F. M. Dostoevsky, literary criticism, evolution of criticism, poetics, ideology, reader’s reception, critical assessments.
For citation:

Tikhomirov, V. V. “A New Book about the Creative Heritage of F. M. Dostoevsky in the Perception of his Contemporaries.” Dva veka russkoi klassiki, vol. 5,  no. 2, 2023, pp. 132–141. (In Russ.)

Author: Vladimir V. Tikhomirov
Information about the author:

Vladimir V. Tikhomirov, DSc in Philology, Professor, Independent Researcher Kostroma, Russia.


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Received: January 19, 2023
Approved after reviewing: March 08, 2023
Published: June 25, 2023
Issue: 2023 Volume 5 No. 2
Department: Scientific Life
Pages: 132–141

UDK: 821.161.1.09"19"


This review examines a new in-depth study of the perception by contemporaries, both literary critics and readers, of a complex and multi-colored picture of the existence of the creative heritage of F. M. Dostoevsky. The author of the review notes the source base of the study under consideration, emphasizes the breadth of views of the authors of the book, their constant desire to understand the writer in his main ideas and the smallest observations. The assessment of literary criticism in the new edition becomes the reason and basis for identifying Dostoevsky’s place in public and literary life. Presenting the book, the author of the review describes its main sections, pays special attention to the names of forgotten writers and publicists, the movement and polarization of criticism.


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